RFID technology innovations: The use of patent data

Yen Chun Jim Wu*, Tzu Chin Yen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Study on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has recently gained increasing attention from both industry practitioners and academic researchers. However, despite discussions of its promising future and potential applications of RFID, to date, a surprising dearth of work has been conducted on RFID technology development from the holistic perspective. Patent analysis has long been considered to be an important method for assessing various aspects of technological change. This paper utilises rich, reliable information provided by RFID-related invention patents in the USPTO database to provide an overall picture of RFID innovations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-120
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Radio frequency identification
  • RFID patent analysis
  • Technology innovation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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